Preparations are well and truly underway for the return of Fleadh Cheoil na Mumhan to Newcastle West. The county town of Limerick will host the hugely popular, week-long festival, from Monday 13th to Sunday 19th July 2020.
The Fleadh organising committee is working very hard to put together a line-up of events that will appeal to both the seasoned Fleadh-goer and cultural enthusiast alike. Events being planned include a gala concert featuring musicians and singers from the tradition-rich region of West Limerick, Céilí, historical town walk, CD launches and much more. These events are all in addition to the main attraction of the weekend - the Fleadh competitions. Qualifiers from all county Fleadhanna within the province will compete to represent Munster in Mullingar at the All-Ireland Fleadh in August.
At a recent Fleadh Cheoil na Mumhan meeting, Assunta Uí Chathasaigh, secretary of Munster Council CCÉ spoke of many positive memories of the 2007 Munster Fleadh in Newcastle West. Assunta was delighted to meet the local committee and put faces to names; “I am looking forward to working with the committee and the local community during Fleadh Cheoil na Mumhan 2020 in Newcastle West”.
The committee is striving to surpass the successes of the 2007 event and welcomes the help of any local volunteers or businesses that want to get involved in any capacity.
To keep up to date with preparations for Fleadh Cheoil na Mumhan 2020 please follow the social media updates on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram by searching for ‘Munster Fleadh’ or #TheFleadhGoesWest.